Staying open-minded to change can be a tremendous asset to business owners. Growing companies that integrate the latest technology in order to keep pace with evolving requirements can reap great rewards in increased productivity. Tis has been the case for Oak View Tool Company (OVT; Columbia City, IN),
manufacturer of state-of-the-art cutting tools for the orthopedic and industrial cutting tool industry. OVT president Matt Dahms founded the company in 1996 as a carbide cutting tool regrind shop, and over the years, OVT has undergone several technology additions and upgrades which have allowed the business to grow. Soon aſter establishing the business, Dahms purchased a four-axis CNC tool and
cutter grinder to make new carbide cutting tools, then added five-axis technology and was able to purchase the facility OVT is located in today. Business expanded to include stainless steel surgical tools, and in 2005 OVT increased the size of the building to 8000 ſt2
(744 m2 ) of climate-controlled manufacturing. Capabilities continued to grow at OVT to include automated five and six-axis tool and cutter
Growing orthopedic cutting tool manufacturer needs surgical precision in its inspection processes.
A set of stainless steel glenoid cutters—used in shoulder surgery—manufactured at Oak View Tool.